China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) awarded NOV a contract to design and supply equipment for our GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G wind turbine installation jack-up vessel for OHT, Norway.
In close collaboration with VIND Offshore Installation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OHT, the design is specifically tailored to create a next-generation offshore wind installation unit with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
The vessel will incorporate a proprietary GustoMSC heavy lift crane with a maximum lifting height of up to 165 meters above deck.
Designed with the future in mind, the jack-up vessel is fully capable of taking on the installation and maintenance requirements of new generation offshore wind turbine generators. The GustoMSC rack and pinion jacking system onboard will have a variable speed drive that is uniquely integrated to offer high performance, reliability, and safety for hundreds of moves along with the lifespan of the vessel.
“Developing this project with OHT and VIND Offshore Installation has been very exciting. Their focus on reducing emissions was inspiring, as well as their bold approach on targeting the upcoming supply shortage foreseen in the offshore wind installation market,” stated GustoMSC
Commercial Director Rutger Baan. “We continue to expand upon and provide our core engineering, manufacturing, and project management expertise as the world expands its energy portfolio to lower-carbon sources and appreciate the opportunity to provide a total integrated package consisting of the design and supply of equipment for this wind turbine installation jack-up vessel.”